Granted, this column is mostly oriented toward the weekend, but every once and a while I like to look forward and offer picks on the week to come. Childcare, after all, is 24/7 – especially if you stay home with your kids – and we’ve all found ourselves out of ideas, yet still in possession of an energetic child or two, on a Wednesday morning. In that spirit, here are offerings for this weekend along with a few fun things to last you through to the next one.
▪ If you’re curious about disc golf but haven’t given it a shot, there’s an introductory session Saturday morning at Harris Lake Park in New Hill. The park will have loaner discs and family-friendly sessions are at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. For existing players, there’s an advanced skills session at 10:30 a.m. These are free, but registration is required at wakegov.com/parks/harrislake or by calling 919-387-4342.
▪ Kids can make a garden journal Saturday afternoon at the North Carolina Museum of History. In this free drop-in program, which lasts from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., kids learn to sew together an old-fashioned book, in which they write their impressions of the museum’s outdoor History of the Harvest exhibit. Visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.
▪ The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s free Bee-hold the Humble Pollinator exhibit opens Monday and runs through October 3. The exhibit discusses both the necessity of bees and the recent decline in their numbers, and ties into a four-month series of pollinator-centric events. Visit ncbg.unc.edu/pollinators for more information or to view the event calendar.
▪ Durham’s Northgate Mall holds free kids’ movies during the week starting Tuesday and running through late August. These daytime showings happen Tuesdays through Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. – who other than kids would watch a movie that early? – and change weekly. First up is “Dolphin Tale 2,” with “The Lorax” playing the following week. Visit stadium10northgatemall.com for full schedule or call 919-286-1001 to learn more.
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